Sixth Schedule : Autonomous District Council – UPSC Prelims

About Autonomous district council:
  • As per the Sixth Schedule, the four states viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram contain the Tribal Areas which are technically different from the Scheduled Areas.
  • Though these areas fall within the executive authority of the state, provision has been made for the creation of the District Councils and regional councils for the exercise of the certain legislative and judicial powers.
  • Each district is an autonomous district and Governor can modify / divide the boundaries of the said Tribal areas by notification. Currently, there are ten such Councils in the region as listed below
Assam
  • Bodoland Territorial Council
  • Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council
  • Dima Hasao Autonomous District Council
Meghalaya
  • Garo Hills Autonomous District Council
  • Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council
  • Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council
Tripura
  • Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council
Mizoram
  • Chakma Autonomous District Council
  • Lai Autonomous District Council
  • Mara Autonomous District Council
West Bengal
  • Gorkhaland Territorial Administration
Manipur
  • Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council
Jammu and Kashmir
  • Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil
  • Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh